Coyote just ran down my street

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by poultrykeeper08, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was watching TV in my room and i got up to go to the bathroom . On the way back to to my bed i looked out my window and i seen a coyote run from the woods across the street right infront of a car !

    i walk across the hall knock on my parents door and yell coyote! my mom says "oh boy " (she has to wake up at 5 for work ) im sure in the morning she wil be asking me tons of questions about it .

    So i look ut my balcony door and see if he is around my pen area (even though he cant get anything becasue they go in barns at night ) No sigh of him i run down stairs to see he is back on the other side of the road !

    The funny thing is he was walking/running at a really good pace and didnt stop (except for once for 1 second to smell somthing in the street ) and just ran down the end of my street for about a half of a mile than ran into the busy main street

    My question is why was he in such a hurry ??

    ****update****
    i knocked at my sisters door to tell her as well and she goes there is pupies crying across the street listen !!
    i couldnt hear anything but im assuming it was a pack of coyotes howling or watever they do !
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2008
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    NEAT - I hear them howling often around our place, but I've not actually SEEN them here.

    Why was he in a hurry? - who knows, perhaps on his way home, perhaps hunting....
     
  3. frizzylizzy

    frizzylizzy Out Of The Brooder

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    The coyotes are cruising thru my place in the mornings. I had a close encounter last week. I was walking thru my kitchen and happened to look out the window and saw the resident stray cat walking across the yard sideways and all puffed up. I had just gotten up so I wasn't thinking clearly yet and just stared at it. Then it shot up a nearby tree. As my brain clicked "coyote", I saw a coyote walk by and stop to eat the handful of old dog food I thru out for the chickens the day before. I went outside to get a closer look at him and he was so involved in eating, he didn't hear me. I got within about 30 feet of him and decided that was probably close enough and then he saw me. I think I scared the poop out of him, because he took off like a shot and then I shouted and clapped my hands to scare him more. He looked back as he was going thru the horse pasture and I bet he was thinking "Where the heck did she come from?" !
    He or she was a big, beautiful animal, although a little on the skinny side. I sure wish they didn't prey on our pets because I do like seeing them.

    For an answer to your question, I know that the ones I've seen traveling are usually going fairly fast- maybe they know that it's harder to shoot a moving target? They are very smart.

    Elizabeth
     
  4. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live on the edge of town and they come right up to my property line. I think they got one of my cats a couple years ago because he was a constant mouser...would never eat them....but brought them to the door for me to see. Well he moused in the field they run. I made sure my coop is secure. I don't trust them.
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    They make a hi pitched yipping sound.
     

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